Janine Blaeloch - Founder and Director
Janine Blaeloch earned a degree in Environmental Studies (B.A., University of Washington, 1989), with a self-designed program focusing on Public Lands Management and Policy. For eight years, Janine worked as an environmental planner in both the private and public sectors. Her work included preparation and analysis of numerous U.S. Forest Service environmental impact statements and planning documents. Janine has been a forest activist since 1985. She recently joined the Board of Directors of Wilderness Watch.
Christopher Krupp - Staff Attorney
Chris Krupp earned his JD from the University of Washington Law School in 2001, and also received a Certificate in Environmental Law. Chris grew up in the Midwest. He holds a BA in Economics from Lawrence University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. After his first trip west, Chris developed a passion for public lands and decided to pursue public interest environmental law. Before earning his law degree, Chris wrote a digest of land exchange cases as a work-study employee of WLP and developed an in-depth knowledge of the land exchange issue.
Sheryl Stich - Development Manager
Sheryl Stich has over 22 years of development experience, conducting fundraising campaigns and writing grant applications, primarily for education and the arts. She holds a BA in drama from Eastern Washington University and a master in public administration from Seattle University. Sheryl is an active community volunteer, and was a co-chair on the Aurora-Licton neighborhood planning committee through the state of Washington growth management act. She is excited to join Western Lands Project, as she has a passion for the outdoors, and protecting and preserving the environment. In her spare time, Sheryl enjoys walking, photography, drawing and teaching yoga.
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